The Collaboration Code: Leadership for Everyone


Lucy Freedman, Syntax for Change, and Diane Dean, The Learner’s Edge

September 15, 2016 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern


Register and you will receive the call-in number and the link to the event page, where you can listen in and view the slides. Best way to participate is telephone + webpage.

Please join 5 minutes early so we can sweep away any technology issues.


The old paradigm of organizations where leadership comes from the top and work is managed hierarchically is becoming a relic as workteams adapt to the demands of 21st century business. How do we prepare for the new workplace?


Teams and team members have increasing latitude in how they accomplish the work and respond to customers. For this to be productive and not descend into chaos, everyone needs to develop strong collaborative skills. Yet, we are all different, with different strengths. Whatever our preferences or personality, we all need to be good at sharing knowledge, participating in decision-making, and keeping up the pace while learning rapidly.


How can we develop everyone so that we have a common language for the process of collaboration while nurturing individual talents? We are fortunate to live at a time when insights into behavior, perception, and neurology give us the keys to unlocking our innate abilities and applying them to achieve high performance and high satisfaction.


The Collaboration Code is simple, easy to understand, and empowering. It is derived from neurolinguistics and action communication, and tailored for rapid learning and adoption across functions. Learning programs in client companies address multiple applications based on the collaboration code, including leadership development, meeting management, negotiation, technical support, field service, customer relationships, and consulting skills.


We call this code the Syntax for Change. There is a natural syntax to how we learn, behave, and respond to each other. We all have our own personal syntax, and we can all build our ability to optimize it in relationship to others’ personal syntax. Not knowing this code limits careers, team effectiveness, and organizations’ ability to deliver. Knowing it puts you in the sweet spot of balancing tasks and relationships to achieve results beyond what any of us can do on our own.


Join us online for a complimentary overview and activity, introducing the Syntax for Change, with experiential learning and refreshing concepts that you can take into your world for immediate and lasting results.

Led by Diane Dean (diane@thelearnersedge.comand Lucy Freedman (

© 2016 Syntax for Change